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Delegate receives MRL for blueberries, cherries


November 19, 2013
By Press release

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November 19, 2013, Calgary, AB – Blueberry and cherry producers who export their products to Japan can now apply Delegate WG Insecticide for control of several foliage feeding pests.

For blueberry and other soft fruit growers, Delegate received an emergency use permit earlier in 2013 to protect against spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a relatively new and highly damaging pest. Delegate is used for SWD and leafroller control in cherries.

“Export markets are particularly important for blueberry and cherry growers,” says Jerry Olechowski, marketing manager with Dow AgroSciences. “Both crops are exported overseas so establishing foreign residue tolerances for these two key crops is critical to growers in Canada.”

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Delegate WG is a fruit and vegetable insecticide from the spinosyn chemistry class that provides long-lasting control of a broad spectrum of insect pests. Insects are controlled two ways – by contact and ingestion – for quick knockdown and residual activity. Delegate also possesses translaminar ability, giving extra protection against insects that feed from the underside of leaves, and increased resistance to wash off by rain.